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If you believe in excellent medical care with personal attention provided by an experienced and world renowned surgeon and his caring staff, you have found the right clinic! Our goal is to give personalized, top quality medical care to each and every patient. Unlike other clinics, we do not overbook our schedule for office visits or surgeries. PATIENTS ARE NOT JUST A NUMBER TO US. WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT EACH AND EVERY PATIENT DESERVES PROPER TIME AND CARE... [more]

How We’re Different

Anterior Cervical Discectomy for large bone spurs

This operation is reserved for only those patients that have large bone spurs and no x-ray evidence of spinal instability. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. It is an "open" surgery procedure performed by making a small, 4 cm. incision anteriorly in a skin crease. The disc and bone spurs are completely removed using an operating microscope. The patient typically wears a soft collar for one week. Granulation tissue fills the disc space in approximately four weeks and become a "natural" disk replacement, which allows the patient to retain normal range of motion of the neck.

In the neurosurgical literature, the ACD has been shown to increase the size of the cervical foramina (bone channels for nerve roots) more than cervical fusion. This procedure results in more room for the nerve roots and is more likely to relieve arm pain.

With the ACD, there is no added stress on the discs above and below the discectomy as there would be with a bone fusion. The patient can return to work in approximately two to three weeks.

Doctor Schiffer has performed this surgery procedure for more than 15 years and had the procedure himself 13 years ago.

Read testimonials of the patients that underwent back or neck surgery performed by Dr. Schiffer.Read testimonials of the patients that underwent back or neck surgery performed by Dr. Schiffer.

Cervical Endoscopic Discectomy/Anterior Cervical Discectomy for multilevel disc protrusions and bone spurs

This procedure is for patients with disc protrusions and bone spurs at multiple levels. Please see the CED and ACD descriptions for further information.

For more information about ACD (Anterior Cervical Discectomy) or CED/ACD, please contact Dr. Schiffer.

Click here to view some of our Patient Testimonials on the ACD procedure for neck and arm pain.